CMAP Board

CMAP Board

Since its inception in October 2005, the CMAP Board's membership has featured balanced representation from across the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.  The Board is chaired by Gerald Bennett, mayor of Palos Hills.  CMAP operates under authorizing legislation known as Public Act 095-0677.  The agency's current by-laws were revised on October 11, 2017.  

The CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee have jointly adopted a memorandum of understanding that was most recently revised and reaffirmed on June 19, 2019. The agreement covers the working relationship between the two boards, whose responsibilities are defined in the Regional Planning Act and federal legislation. By adopting this agreement, the MPO Policy Committee and CMAP Board affirmed their commitment to coordinate and integrate the region's planning for land use and transportation in an open and collaborative process.

The Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of most months* in the CMAP offices, unless otherwise posted.  See the Events page for a calendar of all committee meetings, which are open to the public.  To facilitate entry to Willis Tower, please contact Ingrid Witherspoon (312-454-0400 or prior to the meeting and bring a photo ID.   

See current and archived meeting materials.

*In October, the CMAP Board will meet jointly with the MPO Policy Committee on Thursday, October 10, 2019.


Executive Committee
Gerald Bennett, chair
Anne Sheahan, vice chair
Carolyn Schofield, vice chair
Rita Athas, at-large member
John Noak, at-large member
Diane Williams, at-large member

City of Chicago Appointments
Rita Athas, senior advisor, World Business Chicago
Frank Beal, senior executive, Civic Consulting Alliance
Mike Montgomery, associate attorney, Akerman LLP
Anne Sheahan, deputy chief operating officer, City of Chicago
Maurice Cox, acting commissioner, department of planning and development, City of Chicago

Cook County Appointments
Gerald Bennett, mayor, Palos Hills (Southwest Cook)
Karen Darch, village president Village of Barrington (Northwest Cook)
Richard Reinbold, president, Village of Richton Park (South Cook)
Matthew Walsh, former trustee, Indian Head Park (West Cook)
Diane Williams, trustee, Village of Flossmoor, (Suburban Cook)

Collar County Appointments
Matthew Brolley, president, Montgomery (Kane/Kendall)
James Healy, member, DuPage County Board (DuPage)
John Noak, mayor, Romeoville (Will)
Nancy Rotering, mayor, City of Highland Park (Lake)
Carolyn Schofield, member, McHenry County Board (McHenry)

Non-voting Members
Vacant (Governor's appointee)
Vacant (Governor's appointee)
Leanne Redden, executive director, Regional Transportation Authority (MPO Policy Committee)

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